Obama Calls Boehner

On can imagine how awkward a phone call would be between Speaker John Boehner and President Obama. The speaker made a video this week criticizing Obama for not offering leadership and engaging with Congress to negotiate over the budget, and in a press conference reiterated his disappointment with the president. On Friday night, the president called Boehner to tell him that Congress absolutely has to pass a CR. If you imagine the exchange, there must have been extreme tension as Boehner did pass a CR, but it defunds Obama’s signature legislation. Obama also called Nancy Pelosi, but her office declined comment. She sent a letter to her colleagues, however, urging them not to cave over Obamacare.